Desert Hot Springs Spa worth (very) brief stop for soak
Wait, wait, wait, before you say: "I can't afford that," let me tell you it is only $4 for day use on Tuesday. Admission to the Desert Hot Springs Spa the remainder of the week is $6 on Monday-Wednesday-Thursday; and $8 Friday-Saturday-Sunday. This is a perfect sto
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Burgdorf Hot Springs and forest service campgrounds
Idaho has dozens of great hot springs. One of the most funky and delightful is the historic Burgdorf Hot Springs about 30 miles north McCall, Idaho. For more details on the hot springs click on an item I wrote for
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Good soak, overnight: Crystal Crane Hot Springs near Burns, Oregon
This was one of those happenstance destinations. We were driving east along Hwy 20 from Bend, Ore., when we began reminiscing about the time we boondocked not too many miles away at Alvord Hot Springs a couple of years ago. I grabbed our copy of "Hot Springs in th
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Heading out for an RV trip to the Mojave Desert
It's been a fairly damp and chilly winter in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains where we've been 'resting' for a couple of months. It's time to load up the truck and camper and head south and east to the Mojave Desert in search of hot springs. One of our first sto
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RVer Jimmy Smith dreams of warmer weather, gardens, hot springs
Can a generic mole stand in for the infamous Punxsutawney Phil? (The answer is 'No' if one is to believe the official  Groundhog Day Web site.) "According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not
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Boondocking near the Alvord Hot Springs
In March 2011 on our return to the Pacific Northwest after spending the winter touring the country, we had just left Zion National Park and were facing an early spring snow system baring down on Oregon and Idaho. When we arrived in eastern Nevada our choices were
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Boondocking at BLM Hot Spring LTVA between Yuma, El Centro
Once again we came to soak in this "historic and still active hot spring" between Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif. This is our second visit to the Hot Spring Long Term Visitor Area that sits on Bureau of Land Management property adjacent to I-8 near Holtville, Cal
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Hot Spring LTVA near Holtville worth a stop
Within eyeball distance of I-8 between Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., is BLM Hot Spring LTVA. Take exit 131 to Holtville and travel a little over a mile east on the frontage road to the Long Term Visitor Area (on the left). Spring is on the right with a day-use par
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